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Pape Family History

Pape Name Meaning
English (mainly northern), North German, Dutch, and French: nickname for someone with a severe or pompous manner or perhaps a pageant name for someone who had played the part of a pope or priest, from Middle English pope or Old French pape ‘pope’, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pape ‘priest’, Old French pape ‘pope’. Compare Papa.German: nickname from a baby word for ‘father’. Compare Baab.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

252,342 Historical Documents with Pape on Ancestry.com
83,732 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,654 Military Records
12,784 Immigration Records
63,481 Census and Voter Lists
80,691 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pape Families

  • Number of Pape families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pape families
     186 - 370
     63 - 185
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pape families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pape Family Origin

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Pape Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pape

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Pape Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pape census records

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Pape Civil War Service Records

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